Politics
11:50 am
Tue October 18, 2011

Ohio election chief upholds Nov. 4 end to early voting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's elections chief says early voting won't be allowed at county elections boards on the weekend before the Nov. 8 election.

Secretary of State Jon Husted has issued an advisory stating that voters who want to cast an absentee ballot in person before Election Day will have to do it at their local elections office by 6 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Multiple media outlets report that a group of Democratic lawmakers had asked the Republican Husted to lengthen early voting because the Friday cutoff is part of an election law that's now on hold. But Husted says the early voting deadline also was in another new law that will be taking effect, on Oct. 27.